Pasadena, TX (population: 148,101) has four veterinary schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Texas A & M University, the highest ranked school in this group with a veterinary program, has a total student population of 48,702. It is the 36th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Veterinary students from Pasadena schools who go on to become veterinarians, animal trainers, dog trainers, veterinary technicians, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 54,130 people working as veterinarians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $90,110. Also, Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers make on average $23,400 per year and there are about 71,350 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area alone, there are 1,100 employed veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers earning an average salary of $21,260. Veterinarians in this area earn $96,340/yr and there are 920 employed.
Pasadena lies in Harris county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area has 2,563,840 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $21.58/hr average worker wage, and a $44,880 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.358 out of every 1000 jobs in Pasadena are held by veterinarians, and 0.427/1000 are held by veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers.
Of the 4 veterinary schools with a 100-mile radius of Pasadena, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bradford School of Business comes out as the most expensive ($19,052/yr) for veterinary students, with Lone Star College System as the lowest, reported at only $4,793/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Pasadena|
|South Houston||TX||-||1||23.7623||5||5.1 miles|
|League City||TX||78,312||0||-||0||12.0 miles|
|Texas City||TX||44,907||1||8.31197||63||20.7 miles|
|Missouri City||TX||77,622||0||-||0||24.3 miles|
|The Woodlands||TX||101,065||1||14.626||77||40.1 miles|
|Prairie View||TX||-||1||50.8259||82||58.5 miles|
|College Station||TX||90,406||1||0.218495||0||95.1 miles|